California Dreamin’ (on someone else’s dime)

This past Friday, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger called for the federal government to bail out the taxpayers of his state to the tune of some $6.9 billion. The request comes amid efforts to close a $19.9 billion gap in his proposed $82.9 billion 2010-2011 fiscal budget. We hear daily news stories of governors all over…

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Washington State to Consider Nullification of Federal Gun Laws

Washington State Representative Matthew Shea along with 21 co-sponsors, have introduced a “Firearms Freedom Act” for the state – it’s filed as House Bill 2709 (HB2709). If passed, the bill would provide that: a personal firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is manufactured commercially or privately in Washington and that remains within the borders…

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Rhode Island to Consider Resolution Affirming Sovereignty

Rhode Island State Representatives Trillo, Loughlin, and Gemma have introduced House Resolution 7030 (H7030), which if passed, would affirm “that the people of this state have the sole and exclusive right to govern themselves as a free, sovereign, and independent state and any proposals that impede, diminish, or revoke those rights would violate the form…

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Self governing decision begins in earnest in 2010

We are entering another election year. Campaigning never seems to end in this day and age, especially with a president who seems to always be in campaign mode. We will be faced with on-going advertisements and promises from candidates. As Nancy Pelosi reminded us all last week, many things are said on the campaign trail…

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Making National Health Care Null and Void in Washington State

Sponsored by State Reps Hinkle, Shea, Warnick and Johnson, the Washington State Health Care Freedom Act (HB2669) states that “A law or rule pertaining to health care shall not directly or indirectly compel any person, employer, or health care provider to participate in any health care system.” With this proposed legislation, Washington joins South Carolina,…

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Alabama to Consider Health Care Nullification

Alabama State Representative Mac Gibson has introduced House Bill 47 (HB47), which proposes an “amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to prohibit any person, employer, or health care provider from being compelled to participate in any health care system.” If approved by both houses of the Alabama legislature, it will go to a…

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10th Amendment at Work: New Jersey Medical Marijuana

The Tenth Amendment codifies in law that “We the People” of the several states created the federal government to be our agent for certain enumerated purposes only – those powers delegated to the federal government in the Constitution. An honest reading of the Constitution with an original understanding of the Founders and Ratifiers makes it…

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Pleading the 10th in Wyoming

In conjunction with a bill seeking to nullify Federal Gun Laws and regulations in Wyoming, state legislators have introduced two resolutions, (HJR1 and HJR2), asserting sovereignty for the state under the principles of the 10th Amendment. Both resolutions call on Congress to “cease and desist from enacting mandates that are beyond the scope of the…

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